To ensure good condition of health, consulting a medical doctor is helpful. However, seeing a new doctor has its challenges, especially if it is the first time.
People with varicose veins can seek treatments that range from endovenous ablation or glue therapy to seal the malfunctioning veins, to removing them via surgery, chemical injection sclerotherapy or dermal laser photocoagulation.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in Singapore and it is therefore important for women to be aware of treatment modalities. Surgery is an essential component of breast cancer treatment, and it is done in combination with adjuvant treatment. Adjuvant therapy may include radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal treatment, etc depending on each […]
Varicose veins are common, especially among older people, and some people are more likely to develop them, including pregnant women.
People with an enlarged section in their aorta – the main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body – can undergo surgery to prevent the section from rupturing.
Older people have a higher risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, where the main artery that carries blood from the heart dilates and can rupture, leading to internal bleeding.
Hernias occur when organs or other body tissue push through weak or defective parts of your abdominal wall. Getting them treated quickly will prevent unnecessary complications and pain.
Diabetic foot ulcers are a leading cause of foot amputations. Treating foot ulcers involves checking for infections, debriding the ulcers and other steps.
Medication and minimally invasive outpatient procedures, such as rubber band ligation and sclerotherapy, can usually take care of persistent haemorrhoids.
Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in Singapore. Learn these warning signs to catch it early.
After days of nail-biting, the dreaded diagnosis is out: it’s cancer, your doctor says. As you struggle to digest this life-changing news, he is already telling you about the expensive or newer experimental treatment he has in mind. You quietly ask yourself: Should I seek a second opinion?
Discovering a lump in the rectal area and blood in stools could indicate an issue with piles, also known as haemorrhoids.
Stomach cancer is treatable if detected early. However, it is usually asymptomatic in the early stages and only detected when it has advanced.
People with diabetes must pay close attention to their feet and exercise proper foot care to prevent minor injuries from developing into major complications.
Haemorrhoids can refer to anal cushions or swollen blood vessels in the
rectum. See a doctor if it persists for more than a week or if you are over 40.
Diabetes is a growing epidemic in Singapore and some of its most debilitating complications are foot-related problems. These can lead to more severe consequences such as leg amputations.